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Wonderfully GREAT News!! So, so happy that SJG is on the road to releasing the NEXT OGRE game... (see soft announcement). I had almost given up on the idea that someone's wisdom would usher in this new edition!! Smaller package, smaller price point, and NOW I can soon broadcast to the game world that "OGRE IS BACK!!"
I have been running OGRE 6th Edition games at many, many game conventions, and stirred up a lot of interest in people wanting to buy the game, ONLY to tell them it is no longer available... such a let down to prospective gamers!! I will be waiting with bated breath for this... THANK YOU Steve Jackson, thank you SJG Staff, thank you, thank you, thank you!!
One quick question... Are the miniatures that are to be a part of this new release going to be the same size as OGRE 6th Ed.? Would be so cool if we, the Kickstarters, could intermingle the two editions... Thanks again. A loyal fan, owner, gamer of one of the BEST games EVER created!!
@Scott Chisholm - We have looked at (and continue to look at) the possibility of plastic minis. BUT it's only research at this time. There are no decisions and no action has been taken.
Thanks. I remember that effort. I thought I'd seen something about pursuing plastic models....
@Scott - We did this in early 2014 when we took pre-orders on all the existing Ogre Miniatures which allowed W23 customers to order new castings of whatever they wanted. Sorry to hear you missed it! -Brandon
I was curious if there had been any progress made on this stretch goal:
$450,000 - GOAL ACHIEVED! - Okay! Somehow, some way, we WILL bring back the Ogre miniatures (and not just the Ogres themselves, but the whole line). Maybe resin, maybe metal. I have already gotten some interesting responses from custom casters.
@jtc1975 - There is no news at this time. Steve has been working with Ogre bits.
I hate to be a pest, but am curious about the status of the Nightfall scenario book. With Jen having moved on, I know it's probably not at the top of the 'to do' list, but am wondering if there's any sort of tentative date planned? Thanks!
Well, I guess someone needs to welcome Steve back to the Ogre job! Welcome back, Steve! ;-)
Hopefully we'll see some movement on this now. It's been a long wait.
@Rich - There is no news at this time. Also, there is no specified platform at this time. The stretch goal states: "We are now committed to releasing an Ogre computer game, for some platform or platforms, by the end of 2014."
2014 will not happen. 2015 is unlikely.
Any word on Ogre for PC?
@jtc1975 - No update at this time. Also, the office is closed this week and none of the staff are in the office until the 6th. I am sure once Jen has something she's ready to share there will be an update.
I'm aware of the multiple projects vs. limited number of staff, but: any word on Nightfall? I'm looking foward to 'finishing out' my collection of awesome OGRE stuffs (at least, of what's been released)! :)
Never eat pizza and try to type....it was the 6/22 update.
ans = and
The June 18th Update gives us new rules ans mentions that we can get updated rules
at the Ogre site. The rules there appear to be the original designer rules, not updated.
When you post them please indicate (somewhere) the date or revision so we can keep it all straight.
First, any updates on the Nightfall campaign?
Second, any updates on the sound track?
I didn't miss the soundtrack somewhere along the way, right? That would make me sad inside.
As mentioned in Update #177, "Additionally, the book promised by Fire Mountain Games is being produced by Steve Jackson Games. We have the Fire Mountain Games materials and have started work on completing the project. Once we have finished we'll release this in PDF. At this time we don't have an expected release date for the PDF, but when we have information we'll post an update here."
It seems Jen is the primary (sole?) SJG staff member devoted to Ogre. As we've seen, she's actively finishing up the Scenario Contest releases, with the first "in the wild". If you haven't checked it out, please do: http://www.sjgames.com/ogre/scenarios/mark-o-polo.html. And Jen is looking for feedback re: these scenarios on the forums: http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php….
The upshot of all this is that there are MANY pots on the stove and she is just one chef; I'm sure the Nightfall book is on her mind, but it may be awhile before she get's it out to us. Remember, it is Fire Mountain Games that failed to produce the book. SJGs has volunteered to step into the gap and (eventually) fulfill the promise that FMGs made. SJGs had no obligation to do this; they chose to do so to benefit us, the fans. Patience is STRONGLY encouraged.
Yeah, curious about the Nightfall scenario book myself.
Did the booklet for Ogre Nightfall ever get released? I know I have the sheets, but not the campaign itself.
@Mike Malley- No decision on Pocket GEV at this time.
Was Pocket GEV ever decided on?
@fredgiblet - The internet is his friend! I'm sure if he was interested he'll search online. Thanks for spreading the word.
Nah, I didn't really think about my response, just said "They had a new edition Kickstarted." No idea if he's going to follow up or not because he left right after.
@redgiblet - And did you tell him about Pocket Ogre?
Wore my shirt to the mall today, a guy stopped me and asked if Ogre was still in production and that he hadn't seen it since the 80s. I told him about the Kickstarter.
Would by Pocket GEV, but the map needs to be in color per the original, I don't think it works in greyscale.
I'd spend 10 on Pocket GEV. And another 10 on Pocket Reinforcements
I would certainly buy a couple of copies for friends at the very least.
I would buy Pocket G.E.V. for ~$10. Possibly two copies.
Just got my Fire Mountain games sheets! (I assume last night, I missed the slim envelope in my screen door!)
Thanks SJG and Fire Mountain!
Either SJG is branching out to hip-hop or this a ripoff of his trademark?
Mad props to SJ Games, I also just released my SJ Games edition "Fire mountain games" add on.
Thank you SJ Games.. my Fire Mountain sheets showed up today from Warehouse 23.. you guys rock.
Yes, and the real bitch of it is that I spent three times as much on the other one. If only I'd know, I'd have just gotten 4 of these. And then I could have used them to build a fort. Or stun someone with shock.
I actually had a Skype interview with a certain games company on The Coast (didn't get the job) that had a couple people quite jealous of the gigantic OGRE box on my game shelf behind me. I don't see anyone being jealous of the boxes from the other one that will likely not get opened.
It beats that other KS we both backed.
I have to say that this is probably the only gaming KS I've done that I actually found to be satisfying.
Which is my way of saying "When is Car Wars?"
Anything new on Fire Mountain? I hate to think my pre-order is lost to oblivion.
I'm with Poi on this one. The previous two updates were regarding the ACD sheets, and the two before that dealt with Car Wars. I assume behind the scenes Ogre is being worked on, but there's no indication of it on our end.
Sorry, but just maintaining the silence is pretty poor.
@Poi - There is no news at this time. News will be posted as updates to this project, so keep an eye on the updates page. And you can turn on updates through Kickstarter so that the news is delivered to your mail.
@Nick - We're working on that.
Firemountain Games web site is gone. Any chance of an update?
Just checked the list and more outstanding than I realised.
$90k 4 scenarios on website
$130k 4 more scenarios
$300k computer game
$325k expansion with new units and map
$475k scenario contest, PDF of winners and previous 8 scenarios
$575k miniatures rules 2nd edition with new photos and graphics, print and PDF
$651k engineer and Vulcan rules
Have I missed any news?
Any word on Tom Smith's recovery?
Jen mentioned the scenario contest in update #176, but only in passing.
Any sign of the remaining stretch goals?
Got my Barbarians punchboards, Drew included some token dividers by way of apology. Nice touch. Rulebook looks good, but I have not had a chance to sit down and read it yet.
Wow, just got my Strategic & Tactical Objectives and Barbarians at the Gate counters and supplement book in the mail. The book looks to be very well done! This finally completes my collection of the sponsored OGRE counter sheets. :]
Finally got an ACD order placed with Warehouse23. Was not going to miss it a second time.
I just got my shipping notice from Drew Metzger so my Barbarians punchboard is finally on its way!
Still waiting on FMG sheets with sounds like almost everone else. Any updates? Their website hasn't been updated in quite awhile, and no e-mails answered in months.
Any updates on the status of the FMG stuff.